Dix and Jeter claim 100m titles, Gay withdraws injured – USA champs Day 2
Eugene, USA –Walter Dix and Carmelita Jeter sped to 100m wins in the second day of the USA Championships before a crowd of 10,047 at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field on Friday (24) while injury forced former World champion Tyson Gay to withdraw.
Jeter edged Marshevet Myers in a wind-aided 10.74 to 10.83 (+2.7 mps). Dix nipped Justin Gatlin, 9.94 to 9.95, in the men’s race to defend his title on a day in which Gay, Olympic Decathlon champion Bryan Clay, and Sanya Richards-Ross withdrew from the competion.
Gay pulled out of the 100m semifinals because of a lingering hip injury and will not run in the 200.